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Charlie's Bill--History

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1994 - 2014

20th Anniversary of the birth of the Illinois Education of Homeless Children Act 

"Charlie's Act"

 Charlie, the little boy whose image launched the movement to improve homeless children's educational rights...

Pat Van Doren's poignant, memorable, photo adorned every piece of promotional material about the

ILLINOIS EDUCATION FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN ACT of 1994.

 

Read an excerpt from Diane's book, Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness,

about the improbable beginnings of this law, now represented in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2001 (updated 12/15). 

Definition of "homeless" in this law.

Definition of "homeless" in this law.

ORDER DIANE'S BOOK 

 

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